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Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-06-2017
Location: US
Views: 426
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Thinkpad X1 yoga 2nd gen (2017) Motherboard/Processor upgrade?

I use my laptop primarily for developing and I've found the 2 core processor in my x1 yoga really struggling unless I'm in a stripped down linux environment.

I'm having a hard time finding details for the respective part numbers, but if possible I would like to replace the motherboard currently in my yoga with the four-core model that's in the 3rd gen x1 yoga. Is this logistically possible? If it isn't, what would the cheapest way be for me to either get 4 cores in this machine, or get a 4 core machine (maybe a trade-in w/ lenovo)?

If it changes anything, I'm still covered by my warranty.

Thanks for your help!

Punch Card
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎03-20-2018
Location: ES
Views: 357
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Re: Thinkpad X1 yoga 2nd gen (2017) Motherboard/Processor upgrade?

Same problem as you, the speed is very bad for a developer and photo editor, I'm a bit dissapointed with it.... and I got the OLED screen, which makes it even worse because battery life sucks.....

I'm trying to sell it and get one of the 8th gen versions....

What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2019
Location: IN
Views: 153
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Re: Thinkpad X1 yoga 2nd gen (2017) Motherboard/Processor upgrade?

I'm having some issues with my X1 yoga 2nd gen purchased in October last year.

They said it needs motherboard replacement, can I have them upgrade my motherboard with the 3rd while they have to service it.

Is it possible and worth taking the risk?

Also, I was expecting them to replace the product instead of servicing/warranty in that, how can I get that done?


Any help is much appreciated. 


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